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Personal Finance – 2009-Style! May 21, 2009

Filed under: Financial Planning,personal finance — svref @ 6:57 pm

Let’s face it; these last 12+ months for a lot of  people, have been ROUGH in terms of personal finance issues!

That’s why the Sunnyvale Public Library has been stocking up on great personal finance titles that address these unique financial times.  Below are four great 2009 titles that have been added to our collection:

~ Stop the retirement rip-off! : how to avoid hidden fees and keep more of your money .  2009.  by David B. Loeper .  332.024 L

    In Stop the Retirement Rip-off, author David Loeper provides the necessary tools for readers to take action and make the most of their retirement plans. It offers a road map for employees to understand the fees and costs associated with their plans; document the excesses in a presentation to management; then organize themselves to protest and, if necessary, bring the documentation to the Labor Department in a complaint. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Stop the Retirement Rip-off provides readers with sensible strategies for making the most of their retirement funds, and will put them back in control of their financial future.


~Can I pay my credit card bill with a credit card? : and other financial questions we’re too embarrassed to ask!  2009.  by Mary Hunt.  332.024 H  

Consumers are overwhelmed with the amount of resources available on any given financial topic. They dont know where to go for answers, since most financial books specialize in certain topics, or are not written for a general audience. Mary Hunt’s been there-done that style of writing is warm, relevant and non-judgmental. Readers wont feel guilty for not knowing things they should know, or feel stupid or asking. Questions have been selected from those submitted to Mary Hunt, through Womans Day Magazine Reader Panel, readers of Everyday Cheapskate newspaper column (email and print), and the Debt-Proof Living newsletter and website.

~Suze Orman’s 2009 action plan. 2009.  by Suze Orman.  332.024 O

The nation’s go-to expert on financial matters, Suze Orman, believes that 2009 is a critical year for your money. There are safeguards to put in place, actions to take, costly mistakes to avoid, and even opportunities to be had, so that you areprotected during the bad times and prepared to prosper when things take a turn for the better. No matter what situation you’re in, you will find a plan of action and the answers to your questions about:

* Credit * Retirement
*Savings and Spending*Real Estate
*Paying for College* Protecting Your Family

SUZE ORMAN’S 2009 ACTION PLAN delivers honest, straightforward guidance—what to do, when to do it, and how to do it—as only Suze Orman can.

~Safe money in tough times : everything you need to know to survive the financial crisis. 2009. by Jonathan Pond.  332.024 P

If you’ve ever seen one of Jonathan Pond’s special personal finance programs on ur local PBS channel, then you’ll love his newest book!  Jonathan provides advice on ways to minimize the effects of the financial crisis on one’s finances, with information on such topics as budgeting, debts, investments, property devaluation, unemployment, and loss of credit.


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